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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division



up to £48,110



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill has a new and exciting opportunity for you to join our Team; in September 2023 we opened a third ward which is a 10 bedded male adult PICU.

The hospital is currently split across three units:

  • EA – male psychiatric intensive care ward
  • AJ – male psychiatric intensive care ward
  • MS – acute general adult male-only ward

New members of our team have an exceptional opportunity to help shape the future of our services and a genuine chance to be part of transforming them. With a renewed focus on quality and excellence at its heart the service aims to grow and extend its current offering.

This is your chance to play an influential part in developing and improving the current services and to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people in our care.

Job Advert Location Description

The successful candidate will manage the Occupational Therapy team and its resources, taking appropriate action to ensure that standards of care are exceptional. 

  • Co-ordinating and managing on a day-to-day basis the effective operation of the Occupational Therapy Service, reflective of agreed contact targets
  • Leading on the planning and delivery of multi-disciplinary therapeutic patient activity programmes across the hospital.
  • Provide clinical support and professional supervision to the occupational therapy team
  • Providing specialist clinical interventions led by evidence based practice to enhance patients recovery and sense of wellbeing through engagement in occupation
  • Collaborating with External agencies to maintain links with community activities and Patient social inclusion programs: Koestler Trust, community art festivals.
  • Conveying the strategic development of the service in line with Care Quality Commission, Governance, National Care Standards & Professional Specific Agendas, in collaboration with the Regional Head Occupational Therapist.
  • Maintaining a clinical case load

Job Advert Role Description

Role Requirements

  • Degree or post-graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in mental health (ideally within an inpatient setting)
  • Currently working in at least a Band 6 or 7 role (a lead or head of department role is desirable)
  • Current and valid registration with HCPC
  • Experience of supervising or line managing staff
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Proven experience of leading and facilitating individual / group sessions

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